Perl is a widespread scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful languages in the online world. It is feature-rich and it's used to create a variety of web-based apps and CGI scripts. What distinguishes Perl from most of the alternative languages on the internet is the support for modules - groups of commands for a particular job that can be integrated into a script by simply calling them i.e. you are able to write just one line within your script to have an entire module executed, instead of having the entire code that is already a part of the module anyway. Because Perl supports many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions based on what a given app can do, it's used by lots of famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Cloud Hosting

If you purchase a cloud hosting through our company, you will be able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems as we have a large number of modules present on the cloud hosting platform where all the shared accounts are set up. With every single package, you'll have access to more than 3000 modules that you'll be able to employ in your scripts and you will find the entire list inside your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel along with the path that you have to use so as to gain access to them. Should you use any script that you've downloaded from some third-party website, you can rest assured that it'll run correctly no matter what modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. If your web hosting plan does not include cron jobs, you're able to add this option with a few clicks inside the Upgrades area of your Control Panel.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you want to include CGI scripts on your websites or any other Perl-based software for that matter, you will not experience any kind of problems in the event that you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are installed on our servers and you'll be able to call each of them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've selected. If you download some app from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to use it regardless of the modules it requires to function. Given that your .pl files have the appropriate UNIX permissions to make them executable, you are able to decide whether a certain script will be executed manually by a visitor doing something on your site, or automatically by creating a cron job in your account. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.